Wednesday, May 21, 2014

App Happy Wednesday


Even its name fills
With possibilities: “Yes,
You may.” Month of blossoming,
Month of true beginnings
And the soft perfume
Of petals when it rains,
Month of Maia, month of Mary
And month in which to praise
Kept and unkempt gardens
And outdoor days.
~Diana Der-Hovanessian

What a lovely poem about May, written by Diana Der-Hovanessian! I stumbled upon it and wanted to share...I can't believe how May is flying by.

It's time for another App Happy Wednesday...I always look forward to talking about camera apps! I love the apps that allow you to add text to your photos. This image was first put through Snapseed for basic editing, and then I used one of their "Grunge" filters to make it look, well, grungier. I love that for any of the grunge filters in Snapseed, you can adjust it slightly or dramatically to your taste by adding contrast, making it darker/lighter, etc. Next, I put the image into an app called Doodle, where I found the "spring" text. Finally, I moved the image into Mystic, which has some really adorable frames. I chose the dots, which really added a cute final touch.

Also, thanks to all of you who commented on my last post regarding my iPhoto crisis...thank goodness we were able to solve the problem. The photos weren't lost - my Mac just wasn't pointing to their location properly and we had to figure out a way to "reunite" them. With a little Googling we were able to find a solution on how to fix it. Phew. Thanks to all of you for your supportive comments!

This will be my last post for a couple of weeks - we're leaving on Saturday for a Florida vacation. I haven't mentioned it here before, but back in February my husband and I purchased our future retirement home in the Ocala area. Three more years and we hope to move there full-time! Meanwhile, we have to make do with visits south every few months.

I'll be back in the blog world in the first week of June, and hopefully in my "real life" world I'll return home with a nice tan and memories of sunshine and palm trees. Until then, thank you for stopping by!

Keeping With The Times


  1. Visiting from Barb's Keeping up with the Times. Lovely image, and I love the poem! Spring is flying by, isn't it? Enjoy your vacation!

  2. This image is filled with mood - dark yet so very light! I really like how you've directed attention to the centre with the focus and vignetting. I love the poem, and the frame - thanks for sharing them and thank you for joining in with "app" happy wednesday. Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. Wonderful image Sherri and equally wonderful editing with the apps. I'm just getting started but love how it's progressing so far. Have a wonderful trip and be sure to bring back that sun tan!

  4. I love your photo! And now I see two new apps in my future ... And I hope your future brings you some lovely time in your 'it'll be here before you know it' retirement home! Enjoy!

  5. Nice, I like spring with all its beautiful flowers.


  6. such a lovely edit Sherry, love the steps you took, I have never heard of the Doodle app before. I was trying to find it but couldn't come up with what I thought you might be talking about, Is that the whole name for the app and is is a free app?

    1. Barbara, I remember I had a hard time finding it, too, when I first heard about it. Here's the link, and it costs $0.99.

  7. Love the May poem. Even as I was reading your words, I was thinking, "May's finally here," then you said how it was flying by, and I was like, "Oh, she's right!" I swear last week was March.

    Enjoy your vacation. I'll be heading to Florida next week! I'll look for you :)

  8. How exciting!!! Retirement!! Enjoy your vacation and you did a beautiful job editing.

  9. Blurred edges and vignetting! So jealous of your Florida vacation, it's my favorite place!

  10. Have a great vacation, Sherri
    Love the poem and the image is lovely.